Easter campaign

Thousands of police are to patrol residential areas, bars and nightclubs, and the nation’s roads as part of a public safety operation over the long Easter weekend.

The Easter operation is set to involve more than 200 members of the security forces and hundreds of patrol cars on the roads as the GNR show their commitment to fighting crime over the holiday period and minimising the risks of road deaths in Portugal.

The special operation began on Wednesday April 8 and is due to continue until Monday April 13.